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Forestry and Water Conservation in South Africa

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ISBN: 9781925022834 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_588815 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Forestry --- Social Sciences
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This innovative interdisciplinary study focuses on the history, science, and policy of tree planting and water conservation in South Africa. South Africa’s forestry sector has sat—often controversially—at the crossroads of policy and scientific debates regarding water conservation, economic development, and biodiversity protection. Bennett and Kruger show how debates about the hydrological impact of exotic tree planting in South Africa shaped the development of modern scientific ideas and state policies relating to timber plantations, water conservation, invasive species control, and biodiversity management within South Africa as well as elsewhere in the world. Forestry and Water Conservation in South Africa shows how scientific research on the impact of exotic and native vegetation led to the development of a comprehensive national policy for conserving water, producing timber, and protecting indigenous species from invasive alien plants. Policies and laws relating to forests and water began to change in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a result of political and administrative changes within South Africa. This book suggests that the country’s contemporary policies towards timber plantations, guided by the National Water Act of 1998, need to be reconsidered in light of the authors’ findings. Bennett and Kruger also call for more interdisciplinary research and greater emphasis on integrated policies and management plans for forestry, invasive alien plants, water conservation, and biodiversity preservation.

Forest Ecology and Conservation

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ISBN: 9789535130895 9789535130901 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.5772/63322 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Ecology
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This book is dedicated to forest ecology and conservation on ecological and conservation aspects of forest. The book is divided into two sections: the first section ""Forest Ecology"" with four chapters deals with forest ecological aspects, while the second section ""Forest Conservation"" with two chapters looks into new techniques for conserving the forests. This book will bridge the gaps in the knowledge about some new emerging issues on forest ecology and conservation. It will be an interesting and helpful resource to all those in the field of forestry working for its sustainable use and conservation.

Tropical Forests - New Edition

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ISBN: 9781789235623 9781789235630 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69876 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Forestry
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Tropical forests occupy only one-tenth of the world's land area but are home to more than half of the world's flora and fauna. They comprise extremely complex labyrinth of ecological interactions. The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests are rapidly dwindling. There is a fear that the burgeoning human population and industrialization, where a majority of these tropical forests are found, may lead to the clearing or modification or may be a complete disappearance of the remaining tropical forests within few decades. This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen, and so on and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosystems. Hence, there is an urgent need to protect, restore, conserve, and improve the forest resources before they are irrevocably lost. In this second edition of the book Tropical Forests, the chapters share the above issues and help in understanding, educating, and creating awareness on the role of ""tropical forests"" for the very survival of mankind, climate change, and the diversity of biota across the globe. This book will be of great use and could be useful to students, scientists, ecologists, population and conservation biologists, and forest managers across the globe.

Conifers

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ISBN: 9781789848007 9781789848014 Year: Pages: 136 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73422 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Forestry
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The conifer tree can lead to a wide variety of products and services. Overall, the evaluation, management and planning of the multiplicity of these forest systems requires effective and specific methods and tools in a sustainable frame of the systems and of their products and services. This book reflects the current research on conifer stands and forests. The authors, specialists in different areas, addressed several issues in forest science, focusing on the species' characteristics, silviculture and climate change; growth analysis; reconstruction of stand dynamics of mixed stands; establishment, regeneration and succession; litter-fall, nutrient cycle and silviculture; distribution and zonation; and ecosystem services provided by monocultures and mixed stands.

Tropical Forests

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ISBN: 9789535102557 Year: Pages: 402 DOI: 10.5772/1410 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Ecology
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The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling. This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc. and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosystems. In this elegant book, we have defined ""Tropical Forests"" broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy, synthesis, (2) tropical forest fragmentation, (3) impact of anthropogenic pressure, (4) Geographic Information System and remote sensing, and (5) tropical forest protection and process. The cutting-edge synthesis, detailed current reviews, several original data-rich case studies, recent experiments/experiences from leading scientists across the world are presented as unique chapters. Though, the chapters differ noticeably in the geographic focus, diverse ecosystems, time and approach, they share these five important themes and help in understanding, educating, and creating awareness on the role of ""Tropical Forests"" for the very survival of mankind, climate change, and the diversity of biota across the globe. This book will be of great use to the students, scientists, ecologists, population and conservation biologists, and forest managers across the globe.

The publication of this book was supported by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations

Masculinities in Forests

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Book Series: The Earthscan Forest Library ISBN: 9781000209761 Year: Pages: 266 DOI: 10.4324/9780367815776 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sports Science
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Masculinities in Forests: Representations of Diversity demonstrates the wide variability in ideas about, and practice of, masculinity in different forests, and how these relate to forest management. While forestry is widely considered a masculine domain, a significant portion of the literature on gender and development focuses on the role of women, not men. This book addresses this gap and also highlights how there are significant, demonstrable differences in masculinities from forest to forest. The book develops a simple conceptual framework for considering masculinities, one which both acknowledges the stability or enduring quality of masculinities, but also the significant masculinity-related options available to individual men within any given culture. The author draws on her own experiences, building on her long-term experience working globally in the conservation and development worlds, also observing masculinities among such professionals. The core of the book examines masculinities, based on long-term ethnographic research in the rural Pacific Northwest of the US; Long Segar, East Kalimantan; and Sitiung, West Sumatra, both in Indonesia. The author concludes by pulling together the various strands of masculine identities and discussing the implications of these various versions of masculinity for forest management. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of forestry, gender studies and conservation and development, as well as practitioners and NGOs working in these fields.

State, Communities and Forests in Contemporary Borneo

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Book Series: Asia-Pacific Environment Monograph ISBN: 9781920942526 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459750 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Forestry
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Forests; Forestry; Policy; Community; Management; Land use; Borneo

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community --- policy --- forests --- management --- land use --- forestry --- borneo

Global Exposition of Wildlife Management

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ISBN: 9789535130253 9789535130260 Year: Pages: 100 DOI: 10.5772/62974 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Forestry
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The book, Global Exposition of Wildlife Management, covers five research topics connected to wildlife management. From conservation and domestication of species from the wild, the socioeconomic importance of wildlife to Tuberculosis within wildlife species as an emerging health threat for both wildlife and humans. Topics presented also discuss bush-meat utilization and its impact on biodiversity conservation, community forestry management and its role in biodiversity conservation, food and feeding ecology, urban forestry, and integrated island management for ecologically sensitive areas. This book also presents wildlife conservation research using a public aquarium as a case study. Each chapter gives special reference to the prevailing problems in wildlife conservation and hopes to provide possible solutions.

New Insights into Morphometry Studies

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ISBN: 9789535133650 9789535133667 Year: Pages: 96 DOI: 10.5772/66563 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Forestry
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There have been brilliant studies in the field of morphometry in recent years. This book increases the literature on this domain by presenting some recent advances and emerging applications upon biological structures, ranging in a variety of purposes and objectives: from animal visual system to growth models, from amphibians to humans, all in a comprehensive and accessible way of information. All chapters are written by leading internationally recognized experts from academia, who explain their own topics in plain English and in a totally rigorous manner. Suitable for a wide range of expert readers, this book represents a high valuable work for scientists and advanced students working in biological and medical morphometric topics.

Plant Ecology - Traditional Approaches to Recent Trends

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ISBN: 9789535133391 9789535133407 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.5772/65821 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Forestry
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This book is aimed to cover the phylogenetic and functional ecology with special reference to ecological shifts. I hope this book may benefit the students, fellow professors, and resource managers studying plant sciences. Since the topics stated in this book are not new but the issues and technologies mentioned were new to me, I expect that they will be new and equally advanced for the readers too. I encourage the readers to get out into the field to identify plants and to dig out the anthropogenic and social activities effecting plants to come along with the development of plant ecology; to rise and serve the topic of the enormous number of plants facing extinction; and to relish themselves and make some effort to contribute something to the world.

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